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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:35 AM
  • Member since
    February 2004
Posted by dhenning on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:13 PM

I will share my plan source, The Library of Congress' Historic American Engineering Reports (HAER).

No pix yet.   I really haven't ventured back to a picture hosting service since Photobucket imploded.   I've tried Imgur & one other but they seemed like work.

My build is waterline.  I used the hull halves, filled and sanded off the hull ridges.   Replaced the deck with sheet styrene.   I cut off the bollards, winch, deck details fore reuse/recasting.  I used the deckhouse and extended the forward superstructure with some sheet plexiglas.   Upper deckhouse structure is also the sheet plex. Added photoetch hatches & other details

The lattice mast has been built from Evergreen, as is the A-frame.   I'm in the process of builfing & rigging the forward pole cranes.

I'm working this in tribute to a guy in my IPMS club who passed around the first of the year.   Our club was workign a group build ... Large Slow Targets.   Mike had signed up to do an ARL, but died before beginning.   I'm trying to finish it for him.




I took the liberty to copy your first ARL post from the Decals/SS. Lykes post to your post with the pics.   Looks like the project is coming around and I hope to be able to see the finished project at Scalefest next spring.

  I looked at the AFV kit at the IPMS Nats last year, but couldn't convince myself to pay the asking price and then make it into an ARL.   I may yet attempt this with the Lindberg LST.  I figure the amount of scratch building would be the same, with the exception of the bridge and levels above the deck on the AFV kit. 

Your motivation for the build is very admirable.   I have sorta lost some of my motivation, since my wife's cousins closed their business where they had a small display of their grandfather's medals and photos.  I thought that the ship model would go great with their display and could be seen by all who came to the shop.  Now that the shop is closed, I would have to decide which of the brothers to give the model to.  I'm sure both would appreciate it.

Please continue to post photos of the build.  Looking forward to seeing the a frame and kingpost cranes and the winches.   Is there going to be some landing craft around her when she is done?




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